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Ema Twumasi
Ema  Twumasi

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Accra, Ghana

High School:
Kent School (Conn.)

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
05/18/1997

09/16/2017

No. 4 Deacs Shut Out Pitt, 2-0

Wake Forest earned its second straight shutout, taking down Pittsburgh to improve to 2-0 in ACC play.

09/12/2017

No. 4 Wake Forest Blanks App State, 3-0

The Deacs held an opponent without a shot for the first time since 2005, and Ema Twumasi scored twice to lead the offense.

09/09/2017

No. 2 Wake Forest Takes Down No. 8 Louisville, 3-1

The Demon Deacons opened ACC play with a big road victory, scoring three unanswered goals.

08/27/2017

No. 2 Wake Forest Downs Providence, 4-1

Luis Argudo scored twice and Brandon Servania delivered two more assists as the Demon Deacons cruised to a 4-1 victory.

12/03/2016

Twumasi's Brace Sends No. 2 Deacs to College Cup

Ema Twumasi's two goals in the 80th and 82nd minutes lifted No. 2 Wake Forest to a 2-0 victory over Virginia Tech and into the national semifinals in Houston on Dec. 9.

09/16/2017

No. 4 Wake Forest 2, Pittsburgh 0

The Demon Deacons improved to 2-0 in ACC play and 6-1 overall with a 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Homecoming.

12/11/2016

National Championship: Wake Forest vs. Stanford

Wake Forest vs. Denver December 11, 2016

12/09/2016

College Cup: Wake Forest vs. Denver

Wake Forest took on Denver in the national semifinals on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

12/08/2016

A Season in Photos: 2016 Wake Forest Men's Soccer

Memorable images from the Demon Deacons' run to the College Cup

12/03/2016

Elite Eight: Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech

Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 2-0 in the Elite Eight to advance to the program's first College Cup since 2009.

2016 (Freshman)
As a freshman, appeared in 24 of 25 games while making 17 starts on the season ... Came off the bench in each of the first six games before making his first-career start at Duke (Sept. 16) and scored the game-winner in that match in the 19th minute ... Finished the season with six goals and four assists for 16 points. The goal tally put him third on the team while the assist total tied him for the best mark on the squad ... Scored his first-career goal in style with a bicycle kick against Cal Poly (Aug. 28), scoring what ended up being the game-winner with 1.9 seconds to go in the first half ... The goal went on to earn the No. 5 play of the night on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays ... Also scored the game-winner early in overtime of the ACC Semifinals against Louisville (Nov. 9) ... Notched the game's only two goals in the 80th and 82nd minutes in the Elite Eight against Virginia Tech (Dec. 3). At season's end, was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team ... He was also tabbed a member of Top Drawer Soccer's Men's Division I Freshman Best XI First Team.

Background
Scored 29 goals and had 11 assists for Kent School as a senior, finishing his prep career with 81 goals and 34 assists ... Earned Connecticut Boy's Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 ... Named a two-time First Team All-Western New England Prep School Soccer Association selection ... Also named an All-Connecticut performer by Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015 ... Participated in the High School All-American Game in December 2015 ... Was named to the All-New England Senior All-Star Team in 2015 and to the Junior All-Star Team in 2014 ... Rated the nation's No. 36 recruit in the Class of 2016 by Colllege Soccer News.

Personal
Full name is Emmanuel Twumasi ... Born May 18, 1997 in Accra, Ghana ... Son of Liz and Rob Kirkpatrick ... Undecided on major ... Was also offered to play for Virginia and Georgetown ... Volunteered in Connecticut as a youth soccer coach ... Played prep soccer with Rashid Nuhu of Fordam, Francis Atuahene of Michigan and Edward Opoku of Virginia ... When not on the field, likes to play FIFA ... Came to the United States through the "Right to Dream" program, an organization that links talented children from all over West Africa with the opportunity to fulfill their potential through soccer, education and character development. More information about Ema's story from the Greenwich Free Press.

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